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A first look at Google’s foldable phone UI

A first look at Google’s foldable phone UI

Today Google revealed their first visuals for Android on folding display smartphones. This system is simple and was almost certainly heavily influenced by what Samsung's working on in a folding phone. Incidentally (though in no way by chance) Samsung's developer conference will reveal their own look at the foldable display smartphone user interface. Their version of Android with a folding display in mind - but first, here's what's been presented by Google.

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The hidden selfie camera trend: Who’s onboard?

The hidden selfie camera trend: Who’s onboard?

This week we've gotten word that LG is also onboard for one of the most exciting trends in smartphones for the year 2019. At least, it would appear so. The trend was revealed by Samsung earlier this year - in a series of images during internal company events and planning sessions for the future of their smartphone business. What we're talking about here is the hidden camera trend, making it possible to cover the entirety of the front side of a smartphone with a display without leaving room for a notch-full of sensors and camera lenses.

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Nexus 5X, 6P get their last updates, marks the end of an era

Nexus 5X, 6P get their last updates, marks the end of an era

The November update for Pixel and Nexus devices have just rolled out and the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones have received those as well. While that is normally good news, the update belies some rather sad news. Unless something terribly wrong requires an immediate fix, this is probably the last update the two phones will ever receive officially. And with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reaching their end of life, so too ends the line of Google’s Nexus devices.

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Huawei, Honor phones getting EMUI 9.0 with Android Pie this week

Huawei, Honor phones getting EMUI 9.0 with Android Pie this week

Because of their heavy changes and customizations, Chinese OEMs are actually just as notorious as Samsung was (or still is) in how slow they are at rolling out new Android versions even to their latest smartphone models. That is also a by-product of their market, where Google and Android hold less weight that the names of Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, and the like. So even when it’s a few months overdue, the fact that Huawei will actually be rolling out Android 9 Pie to a few of its phones this week is definitely worth taking note.

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PrimeOS brings Android-x86 to older PCs, laptops

PrimeOS brings Android-x86 to older PCs, laptops

One of the perks of an open platform such as Android is that almost anyone, with enough knowledge and time, can put it on any device imaginable. Including devices that Google may have never approved of. Of course, Android does run on devices powered by x86 chips, notably Intel’s, but it hasn’t been something that easily available for anyone to just install on their computers. That’s what the Android-x86 project has been trying to do and a newer project called PrimeOS is building on top of that to bring a better desktop experience to laptops and PCs, especially those with slightly older hardware.

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OnePlus 6T on Verizon has problems receiving SMS [UPDATE]

OnePlus 6T on Verizon has problems receiving SMS [UPDATE]

The OnePlus 6T has the distinction of being the first from the company to be made available from a US carrier. T-Mobile USA to be exact. That doesn't mean it's not available for other networks as long as you buy an unlocked version. In fact, the OnePlus 6T is also the first of its line to be certified for Verizon's network. Unfortunately that part isn't proceeding as flawlessly as some Verizon subscribers might have hoped, with numerous complaints about not receiving text messages and the hoops they have to go through to fix that.

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Xiaomi Mi AirDots true wireless earbuds are affordable, out of reach

Xiaomi Mi AirDots true wireless earbuds are affordable, out of reach

Apple can perhaps be credited for popularizing the already existing “true” wireless earbuds market, giving birth to both new products and knock-offs. Chinese manufacturers are notorious for the latter and one would expect someone like Xiaomi to once again copy those designs and products. The Chinese company has outgrown that inclination and while its new Mi AirDots might sound like the AirPods, they are thankfully quite far from being cheap clones. Though they are definitely cheap if you can get your hands on a pair.

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LG G7 Fit isn’t dead yet, arriving this month

LG G7 Fit isn’t dead yet, arriving this month

LG has been eerily silent on “spin-offs” of its premium G7 brand. In fact, there were only two, both of which may have been forgotten already since their first announcement pre-IFA two months ago. Perhaps trying to make up for lost time, LG is now making sure everyone knows that its LG G7 Fit is still a thing and will be coming to certain markets starting this month. And there might be some delicious irony in how the G7 Fit might have trouble fitting in anywhere at this point.

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OPPO R17 Pro seizes the night in Europe, available next week

OPPO R17 Pro seizes the night in Europe, available next week

OPPO may have wowed consumers with its stunning yet somewhat eccentric Find X and its elevating camera, but in terms of more conventional smartphone designs, its R series is still its main brand. Especially when talking about photography prowess. And that is exactly what the Chinese company is bringing to Europe in the form of the OPPO R17 Pro, designed to seize the night with its triple cameras and last throughout the day with its bi-cell “dual” batteries.

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The Samsung foldable phone needs to explain “why” not just “how”

The Samsung foldable phone needs to explain “why” not just “how”

If the rumors and teasing is true, Samsung is about to show us its long-anticipated foldable smartphone. Variously known as the Galaxy X or, more recently, the Galaxy F, the folding phone is expected to make its debut - or at least get a preview - at Samsung's Developer Conference on Wednesday in San Francisco, CA. The question is, has Samsung got more than a hardware showcase for us?

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Google Pixel Slate surprise release today

Google Pixel Slate surprise release today

This afternoon Google released their 2018 Google Pixel Slate on their Google Store and at Best Buy online. This is the same tablet shown for the first time at the Google Pixel 3 event on October 9th, 2018. This device is a 2-in-1 that comes in a wide variety of configurations - especially for a Chromebook. Just in case this release wasn't confusing enough from the start: this device runs Chrome OS.

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Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

New details on the next wave in big-time updates for Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones are coming soon. This week at Samsung's developer conference, software information and connections to hardware of all sorts will be running rampant. Word is this afternoon that Samsung is right on the verge of deciding whether they'll release the Android 9 Beta to Samsung Galaxy S9 devices this week, right alongside information about what's inside.

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